Being trapped inside the car that slowly sinks is the thought that makes everyone shiver.
As much as you want to avoid thinking about it or imagining finding yourself in this situation, it is better to inform yourself carefully and accurately to know how to behave in a dangerous situation like this and to save yourself.
In winter, following intense rain and the risk of flooding, finding yourself underwater inside the car is not impossible, as scary as it may be it must be admitted that unfortunately it can happen.
Here’s what to do if you get trapped
The first thing to do is to stay calm and not panic, then you need to establish a safe escape strategy. The strategy is not unique but changes according to the situation in which you are, pWhy if there is a risk of the car overturning or that some strategies fit together could make things even more difficult.
Experts say the only thing to do is to act quickly, keeping a cool head. Every second more could change the fate of your life. The only problem here is the force of the water that slowly sinks the car and goes to block the windows and doors.
How to open car doors or windows while the vehicle is underwater
Since the water seals the gaskets, the doors no longer open, so it is absolutely impossible to get out. It happens that the more water gets in, the less you can breathe. If the electrical system works, it can roll down the window and then slowly get out of the passenger compartment.
If, on the other hand, the car is already underwater, the only solution to consider is to break the window with a pointed object or with your elbow, being careful not to injure yourself. If you have a steel-tipped gavel, it’s certainly best to use that. If you don’t have it, it’s better to buy it and put it in the car because it can be used especially in emergency situations like these.
However, if the car has three-layer glass, as happens for example in luxury cars, all that remains is to wait for the water to fill the entire passenger compartment and then open the doors and drive on. Of course as you get out of the car, you have to hold on well so as not to be carried away by the current.
Unfortunately, the insurance does not cover these damages even if the car is underwater and fortunately you are not inside it. In these cases you are not entitled to any compensation.